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Great Moments in Oscar History

Rio’s Carnival Parade: In Pictures

Pictures of the Week 2.19.15

50 Years of Wildlife Photographer of the Year – in pictures

Natural History Museum’s new book released on Wednesday marks five decades of the WPY competition, celebrating the art of wildlife photography. Started in the 1960s, the 160 prize-winning and commended images represent 50 years of different times, styles and specialisms – showcasing some of the …

The last supermoon – in pictures

This full moon marks the third in a trilogy of supermoons this summer. July and August’s full moons both fell during the moon’s perigee – when it was at the closest point in its orbit to Earth. It is also a harvest moon, which rises around the same time that the sun sets, giving the moon a …

Outstanding Entries to the Smithsonian Wilderness Forever Photo Contest

In order to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, which was passed on September 3, 1964, the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History has opened “Wilderness Forever: 50 Years of Protecting America's Wild Places,” a photography exhibition that features juried selections from …

National Geographic Travel

Francesca Woodman – in pictures

At 22, Francesca Woodman killed herself, leaving a legacy of beautiful and challenging photographs that influenced a generation of artists.<p>Francesca Woodman: Zigzag <i>is at Victoria Miro Mayfair, London, 9 September to 4 October</i>

British Wildlife Photography Awards – in pictures

A selection of winning images from this year’s BWPA competition

Majestic Photos of the World’s Most Surf-Worthy Waves

© Ryan Struck / Offset<p>© Ryan Struck / Offset<p>With a passion for all things surf, New Jersey-based photographer Ryan Struck strives to find beauty in a …

100th Anniversary of Panama Canal: Pictures

Pictures of the Week 8.14.14

Striking Photos Showcase the Elegant Beauty of Big Cats

Using only a simple, dark background, Vincent J. Musi captures the elegance of lions, leopards, tigers, and more. The South Carolina-based photographer works for National Geographic and shot these breathtaking images as part of a series titled <i>Big Cats</i>. His photos showcase incredible, up-close …

Rainbow world: the most colourful places on Earth – in pictures

The world is full of landscapes that are so surreal, and so intensely coloured, that it’s hard to believe they really exist. Take a look at some of the strangest, and most vibrant, views in the world, from a pink lake in Senegal to striped rock formations in China

Can You Really Predict What Will Make You Happy?

Here’s what most people think will make them happy, in order of importance:<p><i>A survey of more than 2,015 people conducted by the British research</i> …


The Top 25 Smartphone Apps, Revealed

Digital analytics firm comScore recently released a list of the top 25 mobile apps in the United States, each based on the number of unique users …


Pictures of the Week 5.22.14

Pictures of the Week 5.15.14

The Irish bee (2)

Blue Iceland by Andy Lee

Here is an amazing series of photographs created by Andy Lee. These photos were taken in Iceland with infrared option realize even more powerful and …


Pictures of the Week 4.17.14

Scenes of Spring

Temperatures in the northern hemisphere are finally warming, flowers are blooming, and the sunshine beckons us outside once again. On a nice spring day like today, I thought I'd share some recent colorful images of the season from Germany, Japan, Scotland, the United States, and more.

Milkyway at Seven Sisters Cliff

St. Petersburg From Above

Recently, photographer Amos Chapple spent some time in Saint Petersburg, Russia's second-largest city. He used a small drone to lift his camera high above the cathedrals and fortresses, capturing some amazing aerial photos. Chapple: "There's a legend in Russia that Saint Petersburg was constructed …